Ruth: Freedom Suit, Montgomery County (Part 2 of 5)
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In the name of god amen I Hezekeah Pigg of Pittsylvania County tho weak in body yet thro the abundant mercy and goodness of god of a sound and perfect memory do constitute this my last will and testament and desire it to be received as such by all. I give my body to the earth from whence it was taken to be buried in a Christian like manner. I most humbly bequeath my saul [soul] to god who gave it begging his most gracious exceptance of the same. Item I lend unto my well beloved wife Elisabeth the plantation with four hundred acres of land adjoining the same whereon I now live during her widowhood also, Jane, Sarah, [Cigy?], Bell, little Bell, also one black mare and bay Colt, and apacing bay horse, also all the stock of Cattle, sheep and hogs, also the household furniture. Item I give and bequeath unto my eldest son Hezekeah Pigg a horse called the long bay and a new saddle for him to receive at present to dispose of as as he pleases also when he comes of age one negro boy named morrice and his equal part of all the land I possess and a bed and furniture[.] Item I give and bequeath unto my son John Pigg when he comes of age one horse and saddle and one bed and furniture also one negro boy named Jo, also his equal part of all the land I possess. Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Ann Pigg one good horse and saddle a bed & furniture also one negro girl named Patt. Item I give and bequeath unto my son Clement Pigg one horse and saddle, one bed and furniture, also, one negro boy named Abraham and his equal part of all the land I possess including the plantation I live [on] after his mothers death. Item I desire that any of the legasses given should [be? do?] wheather negro or horses that the legatees should be made equal to the rest of children before the sale of my estate. Item I desire that Easter and Ruth should be sold to the higher bidder for a years credit at which sail the buyer shall be aquainted with a despute there is in the right and to by at his or her ane [any?] risk also four Gueldings and a covering horse to be sold at the same time and at the same terms, also all